Sometimes the stories don’t add up.
The San Bernardino Sun reported this morning that a 37-year old man had been killed in a hit-and-run while riding his bike in San Bernardino.
According to the paper, he was riding on southbound Arrowhead Ave at 13th Street when he was struck from behind at 11:04 pm.
However, a press release from the San Bernardino County coroner said he was pushing a shopping cart, instead.
The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to St. Bernardine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:47 pm.
The driver fled scene, but was arrested sometime later. No word on his or her ID, or if drugs or alcohol was involved.
The discrepancy was explained by KABC-7, which said the victim was towing the shopping cart behind his bike. However, the report does not appear to be online at this time.
This is the 30th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth in San Bernardino County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.